(A talk given at Wix R&D in Dnipro, Ukraine on March 2017. Video available at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eIX33mQdkAI&feature=youtu.be)
While microservices are conceptually simple, it's a deep rabbit hole to go down. Deceptively simple questions can have far-reaching implications: Which communication protocol should I choose? Is event-driven the way to go? What monitoring tools should I put in place?
In this talk we'll cover some of the fundamental questions, outline the solutions adopted or developed by Wix, and share our hindsight on what worked well for us, what didn't and thoughts on future directions for our stack.